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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Future of Smart Communities

Urbanization is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and will place increasing pressure on the environment, resources and services of municipalities. The mass movement of people to urban centres will demand smart development: communities that are instrumented, integrated and intelligent. the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's second-annual Futures Forum will initiate discussion on strategies for developing smarter communities that are socially inclusive, innovative, digitally enabled, and economically and culturally robust.


Thursday, May 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Continental breakfast and registration from 8 to 9 a.m.)


University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Science Building, Founding Deans Atrium
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario


The forum will consist of three themes, which will run concurrently throughout the day:

  • Innovation
  • Mobility
  • Energy